September 11, 2022
BRUNSWICK, ME. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks:
“Twenty-one years ago, on September 11th, 2001, a heinous act of political violence took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, and the nightmare of terrorism struck our nation,” said Senator King. “Across the country, we watched together in horror as everyday Americans simply going about their daily business were targeted. It was one of the darkest days our nation has ever faced, but also one that showed the strength, values, and resilience of our people. As these vicious zealots sought to tear apart our nation and intimidate our people, the essence of America shone through – with countless undertaking heroic efforts to help their countrymen in need.
“Today, we must remember all those who were lost on that terrible morning: from everyday New Yorkers and Pentagon workers, to the brave first responders and passengers of Flight 93 who sacrificed their lives to save thousands when it mattered most. In recent months, America continued to demonstrate the endurance of our response, and brought justice to one of the last living conspirators of the attack.
“I also hope we can use this day to reflect on the shared values that make us Americans, and the national unity that shone so brightly in the aftermath of these attacks. Twenty-one years ago, we banded together to as a nation to reject hate, division, and fear – with the deep divisions we face at this moment in time, I believe we can do it once again.”